Tardis Beehive

Edymnion(7a)May 1, 2013

Being an oldschool geek that is finally getting around to starting a beehive after years of talking about it, I had the perfect idea on what to do with it. This idea came while watching Doctor Who and building approximately god-awful number of frames.

I need to turn my hive into the Tardis.

Fully assembled hive, with a quick bit of spackle down the corners to smooth them out a bit before painting:

After two coats of almost-Tardis Blue paint (the hive will be in the shade in it's final location, but I still wanted to err a bit on the side of caution and not go too dark):

And where I'm at now (the professional art world is trembling before my astonishing skill with whatever random paintbrushes I could find laying around:

This post was edited by Edymnion on Wed, May 1, 13 at 18:59

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks for the pics have to say you will have the most interesting hive in the yard As your apiary grows you can build Buckingham Palace

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 7:19AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Finished hive.

Its currently sitting out there with only the bottom hive box and the lid (looking weird) with some swarm bait in there to maybe attract some freebies while I go about getting some bought ones.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 6:35PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
msbumble(z6 NJ)

That is brilliant! Question - do the bees take a look inside then do a little flyaround outside looking puzzled?

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 9:37AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I'll find out this weekend. Had a lure in there for almost a month with no hits, and I'm picking up a 3 lb. package this Friday.

If nothing else, I expect it to be buzzier on the inside. ;)

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 8:48PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I'm sure they'll say it's smaller on the outside. :)

    Bookmark   June 6, 2013 at 5:53PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Suggest you start your package of bees in just the bottom box, when they fill 70% of the combs with honey and brood add a second box. Pretty good rule to follow as your hive population expands, 70% filled, add a box.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2013 at 8:31PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Oh yeah, never mentioned it here, but I started a blog about this hive, should anyone be bored: The Tardis Beehive: Its Buzzier on the Inside!

This post was edited by Edymnion on Fri, Aug 9, 13 at 15:52

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 3:50PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
"How Your Bee-Friendly Garden May Actually Be Killing Bees"
http://www.wired.com/2014/06/garden-center-neonicotinoids/ Last...
First year raising Mason Bees...some advice if you please
So A buddy and I split an order of Mason Bees from...
Caucasian queens
I'm trying to line up some queens for next year.....I...
Will Rosemary attract bees?
I am planning a small bed at my daughter's school and...
Raising Bumble Bees for the Home Gardner
Hello Garden Web Friends, For the past few years, I...
Sunrise Vineyards
Sponsored Products
Black Copper Wall Sconce with Beehive Metal shade
$99.00 | Bellacor
Beehive Pendant in Black
$79.99 | Dot & Bo
Polished Nickel Beehive Pendant
Lamps Plus
Beehive Pendant by Robert Abbey
$430.10 | Lumens
Jaipur En Casa by Luli Sanchez Flat-Weave Beehive Area Rug - RUG118947
$74.52 | Hayneedle
Doctor Who TARDIS Talking Cookie Jar
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™